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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a serious, life-threatening eating disorder. People with anorexia nervosa fear weight gain and may obsessively diet and exercise, even to the point of starvation. About 1% of the population has anorexia nervosa, and it?s more common in women than men.

Anorexia Nervosa News

  • Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms Because It’s a ‘Female Problem’

    The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.

  • Can the “Love Hormone” Help Treat Anorexia?

    A small, preliminary study hints that oxytocin, a hormone connected to positive feelings, could help ease obsessions with food and obesity in people with anorexia.

  • Magnetic Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Eating Disorders

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors. Doctors used a procedure called “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation” on 20 patients with entrenched cases of anorexia or bulimia. [...]

  • Bodybuilding Boys Often Try Drugs and Alcohol, Study Finds

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) — Teenaged boys who pump iron and pop steroids in hopes of improving their appearance may be at risk for binge drinking and drug abuse, a new study suggests. This kind of behavior is really a type of eating disorder, said lead researcher Alison Field, an associate professor [...]

  • For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Anorexia

    Obese children and teens who lose weight are in danger of developing eating disorders — including anorexia and bulimia — and a new study highlights how this can happen.

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